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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813199/hypoglossal-canal-lesions-distinctive-imaging-features-and-simple-diagnostic-algorithm
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Steven M Weindling, Christopher P Wood, Joseph M Hoxworth
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the prevalence of hypoglossal canal lesions and identify differentiating imaging features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 15-year retrospective review of lesions of the hypoglossal nerve and hypoglossal canal, excluding those in patients with metastasis or prior head and neck cancer and those treated with radiation or surgery, was performed. Clinical findings and lesion imaging features were documented. The contrast-enhanced T1-weighted non-enhancing cystic component of hypoglossal schwannomas was compared with size-matched pathologically proven vestibular schwannomas...
August 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811811/transient-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-after-transoral-intubation-for-general-anesthesia
#2
Young Jin Choi, Jin Hee Lee, Young Duck Shin
Hypoglossal nerve palsy induces palsy in the ipsilateral lingual muscles, resulting in tongue deviation and articulation disorder. It is a rare condition that may stem from a variety of causes. Therefore, it is important to consider the possible causes of hypoglossal nerve palsy related to surgery or anesthesia, including intubation, the surgical positions, and mask ventilation during recovery.
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781804/schwannoma-of-the-hypoglossal-nerve-review-of-the-literature-based-on-an-illustrative-case
#3
Rosario Fornaro, Alexander Salerno, David Constantin Filip, Elisa Caratto, Michela Caratto, Marco Casaccia
Schwannomas are benign tumours that originate from the myelin sheath of peripheral nerves. They are characterised by a slow growth tendency. Benign schwannomas represent 35% of the head and neck district tumours. Hypoglossal schwannomas account for 5% of non-vestibular schwannomas, and malignant schwannomas occur very rarely. In the present case report, the case of a 49-year-old man who presented with paraesthesias in the left parotid and submandibular region, associated with sensation of foreign bodies and dysphagia for solids, is described...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777178/sleep-disordered-breathing
#4
Nancy R Foldvary-Schaefer, Tina E Waters
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a broad spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, as well as sleep-related hypoventilation and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria have been updated in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for Scoring Sleep and Associated Events. Neurologic providers should have basic knowledge and skills to identify at-risk patients, as these disorders are associated with substantial morbidity, the treatment of which is largely reversible...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771734/modified-surgical-approach-to-hypoglossal-nerve-stimulator-implantation-in-the-pediatric-population
#5
Sarah N Bowe, Gillian R Diercks, Christopher J Hartnick
Upper airway stimulation with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator is a promising treatment modality for severe obstructive sleep apnea in carefully selected patients with Down syndrome. The pediatric population presents a greater variety in body habitus, including thorax size. A modified surgical approach, utilizing a medially placed, single chest incision, instead of two separate chest incisions, provides an alternative that is particularly useful for pediatric patients with small stature. As this technology is evaluated for Food and Drug Administration clearance in the pediatric population, it is important to consider modifications in surgical technique, partnering prior surgical experience with the technical support of company representatives...
August 3, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767193/decreased-hippocampal-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-impaired-cognitive-function-by-hypoglossal-nerve-transection-in-rats
#6
Doyun Kim, Sena Chung, Seung-Hyun Lee, Se-Young Choi, Soung-Min Kim, JaeHyung Koo, Jong-Ho Lee, Jeong Won Jahng
The hypoglossal nerve controls tongue movements, and damages of it result in difficulty in mastication and food intake. Mastication has been reported to maintain hippocampus-dependent cognitive function. This study was conducted to examine the effect of tongue motor loss on the hippocampus-dependent cognitive function and its underlying mechanism. Male Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to the initial training of Morris water maze task before or after the bilateral transection of hypoglossal nerves (Hx). When the initial training was given before the surgery, the target quadrant dwelling time during the probe test performed at a week after the surgery was significantly reduced in Hx rats relative to sham-operated controls...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765061/unilateral-tongue-myokymia-a-rare-topodiagnostic-sign-of-different-clinical-conditions
#7
Daniela Leupold, Lenka Schilg, Ansgar Felbecker, Olaf Chan-Hi Kim, Barbara Tettenborn, Thomas Hundsberger
Myokymia of the tongue is a very rare clinical condition and is much less common than facial or focal myokymia of the limbs. Radiation-induced delayed nerve damage is a well-known cause of myokymia, but other etiologies i.e. tumor recurrence should be considered as a differential diagnosis. We describe a case series of neurophysiologically proven unilateral tongue myokymia, which arose in two patients after radiotherapy of the neck/head and in one patient due to a space occupying meningioma of the cerebrospinal passage affecting the hypoglossal nerve...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755767/hypoglossal-nerve-stimulation-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-our-preliminary-experience
#8
Peter Baptista, Octavio Garaycochea, Laura Álvarez-Gómez, Juan Alcalde, Manuel Alegre, Elena Urrestarazu
The objective of this communication is to describe our preliminary results in upper airway stimulation surgery via hypoglossal nerve stimulation implantation for obstructive sleep apnoea. We describe 4 cases and the outcomes of the surgery were analysed using the Epworth scale, apnoea-hypopnoea index, minimal O2 Sat, average O2 Sat and snoring intensity. In all cases a significant reduction in Epworth scale values and apnoea-hypopnoea index were obtained (P<.05). The minimum and average oxygen saturation had better values after the surgery, however, there was no statistically significant difference...
July 26, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744196/extraocular-motor-system-exhibits-a-higher-expression-of-neurotrophins-when-compared-with-other-brainstem-motor-systems
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Rosendo G Hernández, Silvia Silva-Hucha, Sara Morcuende, Rosa R de la Cruz, Angel M Pastor, Beatriz Benítez-Temiño
Extraocular motoneurons resist degeneration in diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The main objective of the present work was to characterize the presence of neurotrophins in extraocular motoneurons and muscles of the adult rat. We also compared these results with those obtained from other cranial motor systems, such as facial and hypoglossal, which indeed suffer neurodegeneration. Immunocytochemical analysis was used to describe the expression of nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and neurotrophin-3 in oculomotor, trochlear, abducens, facial, and hypoglossal nuclei of adult rats, and Western blots were used to describe the presence of neurotrophins in extraocular, facial (buccinator), and tongue muscles, which are innervated by the above-mentioned motoneurons...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738358/innovative-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-nerve-stimulator
#10
J Ulrich Sommer, Karl Hörmann
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as a multifactorial disease is treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as the gold standard. Yet, if patients suffer from CPAP incompliance, traditional OSA surgery only targets morphological changes of the upper airway while neglecting functional issues. With the advent of upper airway stimulation, and in particular hypoglossal nerve stimulation as a treatment option, a highly effective, clinically proven and functional therapy with good evidence is available. This article gives a comprehensive overview of current and upcoming hypoglossal nerve stimulation systems (Inspire, ImThera, and Nyxoah), the specific advantages of this approach, the selection criteria and screening process, relevant clinical data, and a description of the different implantation procedures...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730908/electrical-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-review-of-the-evidence
#11
Valeria Bisogni, Martino F Pengo, Andrea De Vito, Giuseppe Maiolino, Gian Paolo Rossi, John Moxham, Joerg Steier
Obstructive sleep apnoea is an increasingly prevalent clinical condition with significant impact on individuals and public health. Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is the standard treatment, but adherence is limited and alternative treatments are needed. In this context, non-invasive and invasive methods for the electrical stimulation of upper airway dilator muscles have been demonstrated to be effective in selected patients. Areas covered: This review will cover investigations on the clinical effects, safety, and tolerability of non-invasive and invasive electrical stimulation of the upper airway for the management of obstructive sleep apnoea...
September 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728251/-progress-of-dopamine-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
#12
Z Y Song, H L Yi
The etiology and pathogenesis of sleep obstructive apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is not yet definitive, evidence shows that the dysfunction of pharyngeal nerve and the atonia of the muscle innervated by these nerve could play an important role in the progress of OSAHS. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system which significantly affects the sleep-awake regulation. So far mounting evidence shows that dopamine has a potential role in the modulation of hypoglossal nucleus. The progress of dopamine in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome is reviewed in this article...
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715374/in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-mechanical-and-viscoelastic-properties-of-the-rat-tongue
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Emanuele Loro, Stephen H Wang, Richard J Schwab, Tejvir S Khurana
The tongue is a highly innervated and vascularized muscle hydrostat on the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates. Its primary functions include supporting mastication and deglutition, as well as taste-sensing and phonetics. Accordingly, the strength and volume of the tongue can impact the ability of vertebrates to accomplish basic activities such as feeding, communicating, and breathing. Human patients with sleep apnea have enlarged tongues, characterized by reduced muscle tone and increased intramuscular fat that can be visualized and quantified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694600/long-term-resolution-of-delayed-onset-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-following-occipital-condyle-fracture-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Sudhakar Vadivelu, Zihan Masood, Bryan Krueger, Rudy Marciano, David Chen, Cliff Houseman, Salvatore Insinga
The authors present the case of a patient that demonstrates resolution of delayed onset hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) subsequent to occipital condyle fracture following a motor vehicle accident. Decompression of the hypoglossal nerve and craniocervical fixation led to satisfactory long-term (>5 years) outcome. There is a scarcity of literature in recognizing HNPs following trauma and a lack of pathophysiological understanding to both a delayed presentation and to resolution versus persistence. This is the first report demonstrating long-term resolution of hypoglossal nerve injury following trauma to the craniocervical junction...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688875/diagnostic-surgical-and-postoperative-challenges-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-neck-clinical-experience-and-literature-review
#15
Mohammad Mussadaq Khan, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Hussan Ali, Tehreem Kazmi, Hania Iqbal
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors of the neck are rare swellings, which constitute about 0.03% of all tumors. Most are sporadically arising paragangliomas. Over 50% arise from the carotid bodies and pose difficulties in diagnosis and surgical management, which may result in disabling complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic, surgical and postoperative challenges, and how to overcome them, in the management of neuroendocrine tumors of the neck. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive case series...
July 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684285/a-higher-quality-of-life-with-cross-face-nerve-grafting-as-an-adjunct-to-a-hypoglossal-facial-nerve-jump-graft-in-facial-palsy-treatment
#16
Martinus M van Veen, Pieter U Dijkstra, Paul M N Werker
Nerve reconstructions are the preferred technique for short-standing facial paralysis, most commonly using the contralateral facial nerve or ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve. The hypoglossal nerve provides a strong motor signal, whereas the signal of a cross-face nerve graft is weaker but spontaneous. Spontaneity in facial expression is believed to be important for psychological wellbeing. Therefore, a combination of the two procedures incorporates the best of both: a strong motor signal and a spontaneous smile...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680733/unilateral-isolated-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-due-to-pathologically-adherent-pica-fusiform-aneurysm-a-case-report
#17
Mike E Ekuma, Tetsuya Goto, Yoshiki Hanaoka, Kohei Kanaya, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo, Samuel C Ohaegbulam
BACKGROUND: Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to mechanical compression by a vascular lesion is rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 72-year-old man who presented with a 4-year history of swallowing disturbance and subsequently progressively worsening left-sided tongue atrophy. He was referred to our department by a neurologist due a magnetic resonance imaging detected left vertebral artery compression of the medulla. Neurological examination was unremarkable except for left hypoglossal nerve dysfunction, which presented as left-sided atrophy and impaired movement of the tongue...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662922/descendens-vagohypoglossi-rare-variant-of-the-superior-root-of-ansa-cervicalis
#18
S Nayak B, P Shetty, D Reghunathan, A Aithal P, N Kumar
Knowledge of variants in the formation and position of the ansa cervicalis is important in head and neck surgery, specifically in reconstructions of the tongue that use the infrahyoid muscles, and in the anastomosis of the ansa cervicalis to the recurrent laryngeal nerve when the laryngeal muscles have been paralysed. We describe a rare variant of the superior root of the ansa cervicalis, which had a contribution from the vagus and hypoglossal nerves. The inferior root was formed by the C2 and C3 ventral rami, but it passed medial to the internal jugular vein before it joined the superior root to form the loop...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656710/effect-of-liquid-properties-on-swallowing-and-ventilation-coordination-in-rats
#19
A C Desombres, C Duclos, I Ghannouchi, J P Marie, E Verin
BACKGROUND: One aspect of rehabilitation in swallowing disorders is to change liquid properties. The objective of our study was to test how liquid properties could improve oropharyngeal dysphagia and swallowing and ventilation coordination in an animal model. METHODS: Forty-two healthy male rats were distributed in six groups, including a control group. Rats were deprived of water for 24 h and then each group was administered liquid with different properties: tap water, sugar water, sparkling water, salt water, cold water, and acidic water...
June 28, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642183/giant-bi-compartmental-cystic-tentorial-schwannoma-mimicking-a-meningioma
#20
Amandeep Kumar, Manmohan Singh, M C Sharma, P S Chandra, Bhawani S Sharma, Ashok K Mahapatra
BACKGROUND: Intracranial schwannomas most commonly arise from vestibulo-cochlear nerve and less frequently from trigeminal, facial and hypoglossal nerves. However, intracranial schwannomas unrelated to cranial nerves (ISUNs) are very rare and only ∼ 50 such cases have been reported in literature. Amongst these, tentorial schwannomas are even rarer and only 13 cases have been reported till date. We present one such rare case of giant tentorial schwannoma (TS). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 21 year old male patient presented to us with complaints of generalised headache and dizziness for past 6 months and worsening of symptoms for past 2 months...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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